Thursday 2 July 2015

Save the Children Commemorates Day of the African Child in Chikwawa

Save the Children joined the Malawi Government and stakeholders in organising, supporting and commemorating the 2015 Day of the African Child which annually falls on 16th June. Malawi commemorated the day on 30th June 2015 under the theme “Accelerating our collective efforts in ending child marriages as we launch the National Plan of Action for Vulnerable Children.”

Thursday 2 July 2015

Fight Against Child Labour Gaining Ground: Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour

Government has been called upon to start enforcing the new Education Law including making sure that education is compulsory in Malawi.

The call was made last Friday by the Director for Child Protection and Child Poverty for Save the Children International, Stanley Phiri in Ntchisi District during the Commemoration of 2015 World Day Against Child Labour.

Friday 19 June 2015

Save the Children and Civil Society Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) Engages Parliamentary Committee on Nutrition

Save the Children in collaboration with the Civil Society Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 engaged members of the Parliamentary HIV/AIDS and Nutrition Committee over dinner to sensitise them on the nutrition situation in Malawi and rally their support towards addressing alarming rates of malnutrition in the country.

Thursday 18 June 2015

World Day Against Child Labour 2015: No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education

The theme of this year’s commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour is “No to child labour, yes to quality education” This theme highlights the importance of basic education in the elimination of child labour.

In an agro based society such as Malawi where children start farming at a tender age, children are even more at risk of going into child labour and get exposed to hazardous work conditions. When children of school going age are not in school, where are they?  

Friday 5 June 2015

Sponsorship-Adolescent Development Prepares Estelle towards her Growth

Estelle discovered something about herself after joining Save the Children’s, Adolescent Development (AD) programme early last year – she realised that she was becoming an adolescent girl. When she is not playing a game of netball with her friends or doing chores at home like most girls in her community, she spends a lot of time at the AD programme. In her school group, she holds the position of chairperson, which mainly puts her in charge of organising members.